This deeply pains me here.

Damn. I wrote a response, but I forgot to hit, “Publish.” I get how you feel. Your family’s approval is not your bellwether. It’s hard to undo that habit of judging yourself based on their judgment of you. I know. You can see that I’ve been there. Please don’t keep your life a secret. Strengthen your life and yourself. Surround yourself with love and support. And you will one day be good enough for YOU.

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